Such is the reward for being good at your job: the poisoned chalice is all yours. The skills needed for one role seem to have no bearing on the other. And as you stare into the screen and bite your lip, you realise 5 reasons that you should have said ‘no’ to a promotion.
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You’ve been asked to give a presentation to the Board, but they’ve cut you off and asked you to spit out your message as quickly as possible. Here’s how to do it, without losing impact.
With our ability for speech, we’ve developed the ability to blur the line between conversation and noise. When speech isn’t telling us so much, what can we do about it?
If you’ve ever cringed at the moment you were encouraged to “think outside the box” or when bringing up a harsh reality being asked “how can the sky be the limit when there are footprints on the moon?”, you can always start introducing these new beauties either for comic effect or just plain fun.
You may feel unmotivated, unexcited, and unable to open your eyes at your desk. You’re begging for an apocalypse on your commute. Granted, there are some rather poor jobs out there and managers aren’t always natural born leaders. But if we step back a few years (or a few hundred), you’ll realise that your yearly […]
You’ve researched and practised all the really important questions for your impending interview— and then, as soon as you’ve sat down, they hit you with it: “Tell me about yourself.” You knew you’d get that, but why prepare for it? It’s only a warm-up question. Well, actually it’s not. Sure, while some interviews might ask […]
We’ve all been there, sat in a job interview, heart pounding, palms sweaty awaiting the impending doom of the first question. And then it arrives… “How was your journey here today?” Your chest tightens, you feel like you’re at Guantanamo Bay. What do they mean? Are they assessing your ability to navigate? Are they probing […]
Presentation day looming? You’re Eddie Izzard, you’re Margaret Thatcher, you’re a children’s storyteller! Unless your aim is to induce a coma on your poor audience, your presentation needs to be more than just words. Your job is to entertain, to enlighten and most importantly, get your message across. It’s not uncommon to be nervous about […]
Why do you get your best ideas when walking to the toilet or pouring a coffee? Find out why here and how to make being resourceful a part of your daily practice.
You’ve just finished a fantastic presentation and people are gurgling with joy about you/your content/your services. You get back to base expecting the phone to ring, your diary to be heaving at the seams and working out whether you need an office in New York and Hong Kong. But it all falls flat as a […]
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